Brooklyn, New York, mother Kareema Murriel is suing Dr. Alexander Adotey and Woodhull Hospital, NY, for medical negligence in the death of her seven-year-old daughter. Dr. Adotey is a pediatric emergency medicine doctor in Brooklyn who treated A’Mari Murriel-Johnson. A’Mari died from pneumonia in January 2018. Even though the plaintiff told the doctor of her daughter’s history with strep throat, Dr. Adotey refused to treat A’Mari for strep and she was given Tamiflu instead of an antibiotic. Ms. Murriel describes Adotey as rude and not following the standard of care for her daughter who died less than a day after he failed to treat her for strep. The infection developed into a fatal case of pneumonia.
Strep throat is different than a cold for the flu. Strep throat is an infection of the throat and tonsils caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria. Determining whether a child has strep is important in getting the right treatment which usually involves antibiotics to kill the bacteria. The Center for Disease Control estimates that approximately 11,000 to 13,000 cases of invasive group A strep disease occur each year in the United States and between 1,100 and 1,600 people die due to invasive group A strep disease.
Ms. Murriel’s attorneys sent a complaint to the New York Department of Health calling for health officials to investigate those responsible and “take a hard look at revoking the licenses to practice medicine of those medical professionals who bear the responsibility for her wrongful death.” (http://www.nydailynews.com)
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